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Old 04-20-2017, 08:14 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Elijah Craig had to drop the age statement as well. I did not know Knob was going to drop the age statement, that is sad. Punkncat have you tried angels envy?

First off, dammit! Now EC is off the list as well.....

I have a really good (couple) of bourbon bars nearby on the PTC cart paths that I can ride my bike to. It makes a wonderful way to ride to one of them, try something I haven't had the nerve to buy, and be able to RIDE my *** around till I ain't "proofed" no more, lol...Also really nice is that there is a WELL stocked liquor store about a mile down the path from the bars.

I tried Angel's at the bar and liked the hell out of it. I bought a fifth and after bringing home discovered a sweetness of taste that literally bothered me to a degree that it took me a LONG time to finish the bottle. I won't buy it again lest at a bar and having ONE glass.

Something I am surprised not to see mentioned here...Bulliet.

Loving the thread, please keep name dropping those sub 49% Rye labels!

Giggle, I guess now is a good time to mention the Blanton's barrel stave complete with all the horses that takes up a prominent spot in the living room as decoration? It took quite a while and a lot of dedication to find all those letters. It's cool too, cause each horse and rider are different in the series.

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:07 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It's proofed at 98.6 (seriously...), and Pact 2 seems to be a high rye blend. It seems like a novelty limited release more than anything, but I'm still curious...
I'm a scotch man myself and I think I have a new favourite. I drink neat/with a drop or 2 of water.

Aberlour a'bunadh is the new favourite. It was extremely good with just a couple of drops and the batch I had was 61.2%!
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:23 AM   #23 (permalink)
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While this thread is already open....can anyone confirm that the age requirement for Bourbon as a whole was eliminated/reduced?

I have come to find that every single brand I have looked at within the realm of reasonable price to drinkability (I drink it, not collect it) has dropped the age cert, even the good ones, and gone to (mostly) two year. That is way too damned young and I can't switch to rum......
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Makes me wonder if bonded will come back into style.
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punkncat, I am pretty sure it is 2 years to be called a bourbon, and that is no where near long enough to get the depth of flavor they need to be any good.

Magoo, I hope so, some of my favorites are bottled in bond.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:55 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I'll cast another vote for Woodford. And Knob Creek. And Bulleit.

I'm a big fan of Paddleford Creek as well. Just have a hard time finding it.
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And Bulleit.
If I happen to go back to a less expensive, and non age certified Bourbon, the non-rye variety will certainly be back on my radar. Before I got "high falootin'" and started liking 9 year+, it was among my favorite go-to.

I truly refuse to pay the same per bottle for Knob when it WAS 9 year, and is now (presumably) just two. Doesn't say anything on websites anymore about aging period.

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Old 05-27-2017, 02:50 PM   #28 (permalink)
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So, a trip to the local WELL stocked liquor store and I have a couple to be reporting on over the next week(s).

Todays selection, and likely later this coming week are Jim Beam. Not something I would particularly jump to, but took as a suggestion from the proprietor.
The first "Double Oak" is a standard variety that is double barreled to impart a heavily woody flavor. Very good, so far, on first pour. I will have to see what the headache report is. Nice corn mash flavor with a heavy oak finish, light on charcoal.

My next, assuming this doesn't bust my head, will be the Beam "Black" which is an 8 year variety.

I tried a couple of Old Forrester brands, one being "Prohibition"....it will remove paint. I was suggested to try the Forrester 8, so that will be upcoming as well.

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Old 05-27-2017, 09:29 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Soft spot for Woodford reserve Bourbon,
And not that I have found any for years, Ron del Barrilito Three Star rum I have a taste for.
Woodford has been my staple for a long time.

Rum, Appleton Estates 12 year, 21 if I'm feeling wealthy.

Scotch, Glengoyne 1833 15 year, super tasty stuff.
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Woodford has been my staple for a long time.

Rum, Appleton Estates 12 year, 21 if I'm feeling wealthy.

Scotch, Glengoyne 1833 15 year, super tasty stuff.
Forgot about the Appletons, good stuff too.
Chilling on a Beam Devils cut at the moment, a little rough around the edges but I don't mind it.
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